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Definition of "toothy" [tooth•y]

  • Having or showing prominent teeth. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "toothy" in a sentence
  • "Early on, in the face of sabotage of the original, "toothy" Murtha plan by the Politico's John Harris and the Washington Post editorial board, leadership support for anything antiwar members might sign on to collapsed."
  • "His house-made strozzapreti with wild boar ragu has the kind of toothy textural mojo passed down by generations of nonnas; his pillowy gnocchi with rabbit confit sauce is dressed in a thin arugula pesto that had my table gobsmacked; and an Acquarello aged-rice pudding accented with crunchy puffed rice brittle makes playful but respectful use of esoteric ingredients."
  • "Don't be afraid of his "toothy" skin, he's really a softie."